Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 2223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle and can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Pale, chocolate and crystal malts; English Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops.
Hobgoblin is a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.
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LBarouf's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LBarouf (130) - Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
500ml Bottle. Aroma: The aroma is light fruit, caramel malts, and some nutes Appearance: Pours a dark orange-caramel color with a small head Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, it has mostly malty flavors and minimal bitterness Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a smooth feel, soft-to-average carbonation, and a clean finish Overall Impression: This is certainly a solid beer. Though there really isn’t anything special here, it works well, drinks nicely, and is all around enjoyable.

Grumbo (3451) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle from my local Tesco. Poured dark ruby brown with a nice sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, toasting, nut, fruit cake and a touch of chocolate. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Full body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. First rating of the bottled version despite having it a number of times over previous years - first time for a while now and it is still a decent brew.

hens (761) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2017
0.5L bottle. Clear dark brown color with small beige top. Roasted bread, caramel aroma. Sweet bread, raisin, light apple taste. Sweet caramel candy mouthfeel. Light bitter end.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (181) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 23, 2017
legendary british ruby beer; a dark yet direct brew with a lovely malt base and warming mild bite, much more so than it’s casked counterpart. another go-to british brew.

dimeon (363) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 20, 2017
A: Dark mahogany, with a medium, off-white head N: Dark fruits, bitterness T: Great dark fruits and complex bitterness M: Full O: Very tasty

Tangaroa (10) - - AUG 16, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Pours dark red to reddish brown with a light brown tinge to the head. Maintains a thin head. Nutty /roasted malt aroma. A bitter/earthy taste with caramel and toffee flavours. Overall a decent tasting beer.

OminouSC2 (793) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2017
Dark red color, small beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel, bread and nuts. Bitter taste with malt, caramel and bread. Bittersweet finish.

BeerLieutenant38 (137) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 9, 2017
Pours dark, reddish brown. Off white head with strong lacing. Toffee malt on the nose. Medium bitterness comes through in the flavour and lingers in the finish.

japppp (159) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Draft @rubynfellas. Clear hazelnut brown color with thin white head. Aroma has nuts and maltiness. Taste follows suit with apple skins to finish.

Casper0904 (445) - DENMARK - AUG 3, 2017
Slightly notes of chocolate, and the english hops. Fine instead of a pilsener.

ebone1988 (2016) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. For the book. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, woody, earthy hops, toffee, sweet and balanced. Appearance is dark brown red, light tan pillowy head, somewhat hazy. Taste is caramel, bitter, toffee, dark fruit, woody, raisins, slight coffee, earthy, very nice. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, earthy caramel dark fruit bitter aftertaste. Overall, I am really enjoying this one. Hard to find an ESB with this much body.

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